Wouldn’t it be great if we had the energy and strength we had when we were younger? Unfortunately, our energy levels do change over time and that change usually means an overall decrease. But, how do we know when our bodies are just tired or when something is wrong? If you’re just tired in general, you may need more sleep and a better diet. If it’s just one particular part of your body that feels weak, you will want to take a closer look.
Diagnosing Muscles Weakness
Chronic weakness in one part of the body is most likely a sign that something is wrong. For example, if you are experiencing leg muscle weakness for an extended period of time you may want to consult a physician. Your doctor will be able to rule out any issues associated with the thyroid, brain, and nerves in the body. If your leg muscle weakness is accompanied by pain, you may want to learn more about conditions like Sciatica, and Restless Leg Syndrome. Sciatica is a condition where pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This pressure often causes numbness, tingling, and may make the legs feel tired and weak. You can learn more about sciatica by visiting the sciatica section of our website.
Do not ignore these types of warning signs. In many cases, leg muscle weakness is not serious but still should be addressed. There are some serious issues that can arise.
Treatments for Leg Muscle Weakness
One of the most underrated elements of the human body is nutrition. Some people with low levels of minerals in the body, experience muscle fatigue and weakness. If you have never had your vitamin and mineral levels tested, you may want to do so. Not only will it help you identify the cause of your muscle weakness, it may also help you discover deficiencies in your diet. Addressing these deficiencies can make sure you live a healthy life.
Stress, Fatigue and Energy
Stress, depression and anxiety can also contribute to muscle fatigue. Usually, the fatigue caused by stress is felt all over the body and not typically associated with just one muscle group. If you are under a tremendous amount of stress, try to make a conscience effort to stay active. Inactivity will only make matters worse.
If you are unable to identify the cause of your leg muscle weakness, please consult your physician.
Written By: Updated: October 4,2011